Zlatan Ibrahimovic took a lot of heat when he was at Manchester United . He says that he turned his “Haters” into “Fans” . But it took 3 months because he was “Bulsh*t” at Manchester United.
Ibrahimovic joined LA Galaxy last march leaving Man United. He was at United for almost 2 years.
Ibrahimovis’s time at Old Trafford was not good at all. Because the club couldn’t regain its glory in his years of stay. But, he did win the EFL CUP in 2017. He also tool United to the Quater-Finals of the Europa League until he was injured. Ibra got a serious knee injury against Anderlecht at Europa League.
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Besides playing for Inter , Barcelona and Juventus . The Self-made star found the net 29 times in 53 appearances in all competitions for United .
Ibrahimoviz told to the Club’s Official Website :
I worked, tried to do my thing, still adapt to the team, adapt to the coach’s philosophy and to the club, and I had no issues with those things because I’m professional.
I like to work, I take instructions, at the same time I like to do my things that I think – I know – I’m good at, and I try to help the team in the best way.
Still, everybody was talking, thinking they knew everything. My challenge was, at the age I was, coming to England, where I had years of everybody was saying I wasn’t good enough and all this bullsh*t.
I like those things because they trigger me. They give me adrenaline. After three months, all of them were eating their own words. I needed new haters because all the old ones became my new fans!
Inside, I was like: f*ck, this is fantastic : Ibrahimovic
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The 37-year-old developed a strong mutual admiration with the club’s fans. He was remembering the great moment when the fans started to sing his name.
He added :
I don’t need to lick ass, but the fans were just amazing”
Most importantly , he said that :
“I remember my first game in the Premier League at Bournemouth, I scored and the fans were singing my song for 45 minutes. After 20 minutes I was like: guys, please, my game is not really on top right now. Wait until I’m on top, wait and see!”
Inside, I was like: f*ck, this is fantastic! They really appreciated what I did and they were thankful. That is the best credit a player can get because when you do something and you get that response from the fans, it’s amazing. They are 50 per cent of everything we do. Imagine if you played in empty stadiums… you would not play. In Old Trafford it was always full. Always. In every away game they always showed up, always supported.
The ex-Swidish International selfmade God has been in fine form since moving to Major League Soccer. Therefore he scored 22 times in 27 matches he played for LA Galaxy.
First season at United was fantastic : Ibrahimovic
But he still remembers his days of conquering United fondly. He added :
“That whole first season at United was fantastic. Everything was. I really enjoyed it. The family was happy, everybody was happy, the club took care of me and made it really easy for me. I just needed to turn up, put on my football boots and perform,”
“When I was a boy, I had a vision of what I wanted in my life. You never know what will happen, but I had my dreams, I had my will and my life became what it became. A lot of things have proven that if you want it, you will make it. You will achieve it. It’s all up to you. If you don’t work for it, you will not reach your objective. It’s my mentality. I like that pressure because I like to say before that I’ll do it because I really believe in it. I know I can do it.”
“When I came to United and I said I would conquer England, people were laughing at me.”
“I wasn’t joking.”